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Dr. James M. Dorsey, a non-resident Senior Associate at the BESA Center, is a senior fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University and co-director of the University of Würzburg’s Institute for Fan Culture.

ARTICLES BY: James M. Dorsey

February 10, 2019 10:30 am

China’s Threat to Worldwide Human Rights

China is leading a charge to undermine accepted concepts of human rights accountability and justice around the world. This effort, backed by autocrats, has turned...

January 30, 2019 7:55 am

Saudi-UAE Aid Puts Pakistan-Iran Relations on the Spot

Next month, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan expects to sign a memorandum of understanding with Saudi Arabia on a framework for $10 billion in Saudi investment...

January 22, 2019 8:51 am

Indian Muslims: A Valuable Prize for Regional Rivals

The hearts and minds of Indian Muslims would be a valuable prize for Saudi Arabia and Turkey as they vie for leadership of the Muslim...

January 15, 2019 9:02 am

Saudi Arabia and the West’s Right-Wing: A Dubious Alliance

While purporting to be focused on promoting a more tolerant form of Islam, Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman is instituting reforms that are designed...

January 9, 2019 6:55 am

China’s Ruthless Crackdown in Xinjiang: The Islamic World’s Achilles Heel

A disagreement between major Indonesian religious leaders and the government on how to respond to China’s crackdown on Turkic Muslims raises questions about the Islamic...

January 1, 2019 9:42 am

Syria Withdrawal Proves Trump Is Both Unpredictable and Unreliable

As far as Gulf leaders are concerned, President Trump demonstrated with his announcement of US troop withdrawals from Syria and Afghanistan that his insistence the “world is...

December 19, 2018 7:19 am

Nuclear Energy: Saudi Arabia’s Impending Battle with Washington

Current tensions between the US and Saudi Arabia, and the kingdom’s inability to present a credible and sustainable version of events surrounding the killing of...

December 10, 2018 9:35 am

US Senate Resolution on Saudi Arabia Could Change Middle East Dynamics

A new, six-page draft US Senate resolution does more than portray Saudi policy as detrimental to US interests, which is striking in and of itself....

December 5, 2018 8:44 am

Saudi Prince Leaves G-20 Confident and Bolstered After Khashoggi Murder

First there was a high-five from Vladimir Putin. Then, for Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi, it was business as usual. At home, Saudi Arabia’s media trumpeted Crown Prince Muhammad bin...

November 20, 2018 8:22 am

Pakistan and Its Militants: Who Is Mainstreaming Whom?

Pakistani militants of various stripes collectively won just under 10 percent of the vote in the July 2018 parliamentary elections. Some represented longstanding legal Islamist...

November 13, 2018 10:47 am

The Fragility of Middle East Alliances

Three recent developments lay bare the fragility of Middle Eastern alliances and a re-balancing of their priorities: the Russian-Turkish compromise on an assault on the rebel-held...

November 5, 2018 10:33 am

Mohammed bin Salman: For Better or for Worse?

Saudi King Salman’s announcement that Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been put in charge of reorganizing Saudi intelligence -- at the same time that the kingdom admitted...

October 24, 2018 9:36 am

What the Khashoggi Murder Means for the Middle East

The death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi on the premises of the Saudi consulate in Istanbul threatens to upend the fault lines across the Middle...

September 3, 2018 2:10 pm

Regional Players Maneuver to Reconfigure the Israeli-Palestinian Landscape

A possible ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, the Islamist group that controls the Gaza Strip, may be about more than ending the ongoing, escalating violence that...


Israeli Director Nadav Lapid’s ‘Synonyms’ Wins Berlinale

Nadav Lapid's "Synonyms," an anarchic story about an Israeli who tries to suppress his...

Why Matthew Broderick Wanted to Star in a Buddy Film About Jewish Mourning

Matthew Broderick’s comedic talent on screen is unquestionable. But starring in a film...


Volunteers Bond with Residents at ‘Special’ Center in the Negev

JNS.org - When Nina Paul first visited ALEH Negev Nahalat-Eran several years ago,...

Has the US Intelligence Community Misread Iran’s Nuclear Program?

JNS.org - Donald Trump clashed with the intelligence community last week over the...

Israelis Get Inside the Huddle and Embrace American Football

JNS.org - Many Israelis came to work bleary-eyed on Monday morning, having stayed up all night watching the New England...


Hebrew University Distances Itself From Lecturer Who Said Palestinian Kids ...

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem distanced itself from a professor who claimed that the Israeli military was using Palestinian children...


UK and Israel Sign Post-Brexit Free Trade Deal

The United Kingdom and Israel finalized a post-Brexit free trade agreement on Monday. British Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox flew to Israel for the signing of the deal,...

Middle East

Netanyahu: Arab Countries Know Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Can’t Be ...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met on Monday in Jerusalem with a visiting Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish...